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Hi,

just got back from a trip to the Rhb (1 metre gauge in Switzerland). My intention was to get lots of photos of the rolling stock etc however on the day of arrival in Davos it started to snow heavily, continuing up until of our day of departure. Still managed to get some nice photos however many details of the rolling stock were obscured. Here is a first sample in Davos.







The Arosa express in Chur, the day before the snow arrived. It was just going dark so had to bump the ISO up.







More photos from Davos, the local weather forecast said -14c.



 

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Thanks for Snowing your pictures.

Imagine what would happen to our rail network over here with that much snow... Total shut down probably


Great pics reminds me of when I drove through Davos in similar conditions

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think of the modelling possibilities!

not a lot of grass showing, trees just white clumps.

That being said probably harder to model with snow than without snow!
 

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QUOTE (john woodall @ 26 Nov 2008, 08:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>think of the modelling possibilities!

not a lot of grass showing, trees just white clumps.

That being said probably harder to model with snow than without snow!

Very, very diffecult to get snow right John - anyone fancy trying to get the snow on the rolling stock right as in those superb pictures - thanks for posting them Simon.
 

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Great to see the photos


QUOTE My intention was to get lots of photos of the rolling stock etc

We were there in summer 2007 when the snow line was a tad higher. I did take some detail shots and might have what you need if you're desperate. They're not in my meter gauge album on the Forum because pictures of bogies are not particularly interesting to most people.

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Thanks for the positive comments. I wasn't looking for detailed photos to model, mainly just so I could see the trains in the flesh and how they are made up. Here are some more photos.

Got told off for standing on the tracks taking this photo!



Two Ge 4/4 III's.







Conditions at their worst, you can just make out the Glacier Express Panoramic coaches.



Then conditions improved on the last day...the train arriving from Filisur

 

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Thanks for sharing those with us Simon - looks like it was a tad chilly.

BTW - lucky the train wasn't moving

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Thanks for the replies guys. Here are some more from the last day just before leaving Davos. Nice blue skies at last. It seemed all the services were push/pull from Davos/Filisur and Davos/Landquat. They also seem not to bother about attaching a wagon or two to the back of these trains, in Chur I saw the Arosa express leaving with two cement wagons running behind the driving trailer. When going returning to Landquart from Davos they had a driving trailer in front, then the loco Ge 4/4III Hockey Club Davos with a baggage van behind that so the loco was effectively in the middle.











 

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Lovely photos


Why are the skies _so_ blue in Switzerland?

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I don't seem to be able to do posts with quotes for some reason.

As for the blue skies, possibly the higher altitude and lack of pollution in the air?
 

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Here are a few more with the trains in action. I also spotted some piggy back wagons on the Rhb, one set in Chur (sorry the train was passing on other side of platform so not a clear shot) and the others in a siding between Kublis and Landquart.









Shunter in Klosters





Piggy back wagons





 
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